Behind the scene
The origins of the word "brasserie"
France's ancient population, the Gauls, enjoyed a barley beer beverage called "cervoise", whose name came from the goddess Ceres. This beer was made at home by women. They replaced their pottery vessels with wooden barrels which they invented. They called the malt "brace", which gave birth to other French words such as brassin ("mash tub"), brasseur ("brewer") and brasserie ("brewery").
Did you know?
Panzani, the designer of the marquetry in the Five Continents Salon, was the uncle of Jean Panzani, who invented the brand of pasta that bears his name today.